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Please help us to safeguard the future of older people living in East Grinstead and the surrounding rural area by remembering Age UK East Grinstead and District in your Will. No matter how small your gift, please be assured it will help us to make a real difference to people’s lives.

Everyone who remembers us in their Will is making sure that an older person in the local area will get the opportunity of the helping hand they need.

In the coming years, Age UK East Grinstead & District will be needed more than ever because there will be higher proportion of older people in the future, and they are likely to need even more in terms of practical and emotional support.

 In just 30 years, the population of people aged over 60 will have increased by 50%. Therefore, the services we run will be more needed than ever.

Older people’s lives could be enriched by remembering Age UK East Grinstead & District in your Will. Whatever else you set out to do when writing your Will, please also remember there are ways in which it can help older people as well.

Leaving us a gift in your Will can be done in one of two ways:

  1. Some people feel they need to make sure their families and those near and dear to them are looked after first, before thinking about making a charitable gift of what remains. This is called a ‘residuary legacy’.
  2. Others choose to leave a specific sum of money, which is known as a ‘pecuniary legacy’.

Whichever you choose, please help us to continue the work we are doing. Any donation, big or small, will make a massive difference to the continuation and development of our services. Even just 1% would allow us to continue supporting older people in East Grinstead and the surrounding area for some time to come.

How to leave a gift in your will

Having a will and keeping it up-to-date helps ensure that your wishes can be respected and your property and assets benefit people and causes you really care about. We would always recommend that you speak to a qualified professional such as a solicitor, when making or amending your will.

Your solicitor will be able to advise you on the required wording to carry out your wishes. If you wish to leave a gift to Age UK East Grinstead and District in your will, all you need is our charity details below:

Age UK East Grinstead and District,  Swan Mead, Queens Road, East Grinstead, RH19 1BE  
and our registered charity number 1127168

Please note that if your will just has "Age UK" and not "Age UK East Grinstead and District" then the money will go to Age UK National and not us. Our running costs are not funded by Age UK National.

If you already have a will

If you already have a will and you want to include a gift to Age UK East Grinstead and District in it, there may not be need to rewrite it. You can ask a qualified professional such as a solicitor to add an amendment (called a codicil). As a general rule, if the change you wish to make is quite small or simple, you can use a codicil, and if the change is more significant or complex you should make a new will.

What kind of gift can I leave to Age UK East Grinstead and District?

You can leave a specific sum of money or an item such as jewellery or a piece of art. Or you can leave a share in, or all of, what's left of the value of your estate after family and friends have been taken care of. The advantage of leaving a share (also known as residuary gift) is that it remains the same over time, and you won't need to change your will to keep up with inflation.

Contact us to find out more

If you are interested in leaving a gift in your will and want more information, please feel free to contact us and we would be happy to talk to you further.